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Light earth building : a handbook for building with wood and earth

Volhard, Franz. (author.).

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School of Architecture TH 1421 V65 2016 30007008982356 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9783035606348
  • ISBN: 303560634X
  • Physical Description: print
    311 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, [2016]

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General Note: Translation of: Bauen Mit Leichtlehm, 8. Auflage.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-303) and index.
Summary, etc.: "Over the last 30 years, interest has grown in using clay as an environmentally friendly building material that has proved its ideal sustainability for centuries. Light earth constructions, where a wooden framework or timber-framed walls are infilled with clay and fiber material, have extraordinarily solid, structural characteristics. Earth constructions are no longer considered exotic today, which, in part, is due to this standard work. The publication presents the use of this 'old' building material comprehensively and modernly, and contains many practical tips about simplifying designs as well as using prefabricated clay materials in the contemporary construction process. The selected project examples show the diversity of this building material, and the self-build projects demonstrate the beauty of working with lightweight earth using your own hands. The book is aimed at builders, architects and engineers, producers and artisans, as well as self-builders."
Subject: Earth construction
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